7 Tips To Grow Healthier Nails

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

There are two kinds of people on earth: One who maintains gorgeously manicured nails, and another with stubbed nails that are barely visible. The second kind is primarily a result of constant gnawing of nails or unhealthy growth that makes the nail break off easily. So the question is, what is the secret to growing long and healthy nails? Here in this article, we have shared some home remedies to supplement your nails so you can enjoy strong and beautiful nails naturally. Read on to know them all.

1. Apply Coconut Oil

Apply Coconut Oil
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Nails can benefit from coconut oil’s nourishing properties and show faster development. This all-natural substance inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi and helps keep your nails hydrated by acting as a barrier that prevents water vapor from escaping (1). In addition, this treatment might help the growth of your nail because of the topical stimulation of the blood vessels. Here is how to apply coconut oil to your fingernails: Warm up a little coconut oil. Then, apply the oil to your hands and massage the oil into your fingers & nails using circular motions. Do this thrice a week to see a noticeable difference in your nail growth.

2. Dip Your Nails In Orange Juice

Dip Your Nails In Orange Juice
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Vitamin C & folic acid is abundant in orange juice, this helps prevent nail breakage and strengthens the nails. The combination of folic acid, which promotes cell creation, and vitamin C, which assists in collagen production, results in faster nail development and healthier nails (2). Here is how to apply orange juice for your nails. First, juice one orange and place it in a cup or dish. Spend 10 minutes with your nails dipped in the juice. Then, treat your cuticles to a good scrub and a hydrating moisturizer.

3. Dip Your Nail In Lemon Juice

Dip Your Nail In Lemon Juice
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Vitamin C, found in oranges and lemons, is thought to enhance collagen production and promote healthy nail growth. In addition, lemon helps remove yellow stains from your nails when used as a bleaching agent. Apply lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it into each nail for a natural cure. Allow the nails to air dry after rubbing a lemon slice over them.

4. Massage With Olive Oil

Massage With Olive Oil
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Vitamin E, found in olive oil, is a component that boosts blood flow, which may hasten the growth of your nails (3). Moreover, olive oil is a moisturizing and nourishing component that may help you maintain strong nails. Follow these instructions to use it every day before going to bed: For around 5 minutes, apply some warm olive oil to your cuticles and nails. Then, wrap your hands in gloves and sleep in them.

5. Groom Your Nails

Groom Your Nails
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Grooming promotes nail development and makes nails stronger and less prone to breaking. To keep your nails neat and tidy, you can stop the spread of germs under them by maintaining clean and dry nails. Nail filing is the process of smoothing the rough edges of your nails after trimming them using sharp clippers or manicure scissors. Lotioning your hands & nails, paying particular attention to the cuticles, helps keep them soft and supple. Avoid biting your nails, and keep your fingernails at a healthy length.

6. Use A Nail Hardener

Use A Nail Hardener
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In addition to the above treatments, using a nail hardener might help your nails grow more quickly. However, in the event of nail fragility caused by nail softness, regrowth will be necessary. Try using a nail hardener to keep your nails from splitting, which can also help your nails grow stronger. However, nail hardeners should be rarely used since they can weaken your nails and make them more prone to breaking if you use them too often.

7. Eat Biotin Rich Food

Eat Biotin Rich Food
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Biotin is widely suggested for promoting healthy hair and nails and aiding the body in converting food into energy. In addition, taking 2.5 milligrams of biotin daily might help you strengthen your nails in the short to mid-term. Several foods contain this chemical naturally. Here are some foods you can include in your diet:

  • Sardines
  • Bananas
  • Poached Eggs
  • Whole grains
  • Mushrooms
  • Soy
  • Cauliflower

Not everyone is blessed with gorgeous and healthy nails, but you can still achieve beautiful nails naturally. Nails and hair are the best ways to judge your health. If your nails are brittle, you need to consider switching to a healthier diet. The secret is supplementing your body with proteins and vitamins, so it shows in your hair and nails. So, what is your secret to maintaining healthy nails? Let us know in the comments section.

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